Feb 27, 2024
Program: Research Certificate
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Science Building 330 ~ 260-481-6305
Pursuing a research certificate provides opportunities to engage in active learning situations integrating original research and the undergraduate curricula. You will learn research methods and tools appropriate to your discipline, and research interests within the discipline; the foundations of research relating to the history, philosophy, and theory of the discipline; and advanced communications skills. You will apply knowledge learned by designing and executing a research study or project and communicating the results to others. The certificate can be earned and awarded independent of other degree(s).
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this certificate, students will:
- have been provided significant hands-on experience and training in the use of scientific methods to test hypotheses and to answer questions.
Declaring this Certificate:
- Declare this certificate within the Department of Biology or through your major department if you are pursuing another degree.
- A minimum GPA of 2.00 or higher is required for graduation
- At least 15 credits must be earned as resident credit
- Students earning the Departmental Honors Degree in Biology are not eligible for the Biology Research Certificate
To earn the Biology Research Certificate, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those noted above:
Research Writing: Credits 3
History, Philosophy, or Theory of the Discipline: Credits 19
Cognate Research Tools: Credits 3
Research Methods and Supervised Individual Research: Credits 6
- The BIOL 29500/59500 course/s taken must contain a prefix in the title to signify laboratory or fieldwork involving the design of an original project and collection and analysis of data.
You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.